Date announced for new Colindale election
Published Wednesday 21 May 2014
Barnet Council’s Returning Officer has announced that the new date for the election of Councillors in Colindale ward is Thursday 26th June 2014.
As is required by electoral law, the original local government elections for Colindale ward had to be cancelled following the death of a Green Party candidate in the ward and a new election has to take place in the ward within 35 working days of the current polling date of 22nd May.
Polling for the European Parliamentary elections for Colindale ward will still go ahead as planned on 22nd May and all polling stations in the ward will be open as normal. All European Parliamentary postal votes received from residents in the Colindale ward will still be counted.
All the other candidates in the Colindale ward local elections will remain validly nominated for the new election date. New candidates will have until Friday 30th May to submit their nomination papers.
Current councillors for Colindale ward will step down on 26th May and their positions will remain vacant until the results of the 26th June election.
Chief Executive of Barnet Council and Returning Officer, Andrew Travers, said: “Residents in Colindale will be able to vote for their local ward councillors on 26th June, the earliest possible date we can hold a new election.”